March 13, 2018 | Denise Heady
Fourteen years ago, neurosurgeon and scientist Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., began to travel to underserved countries to perform brain surgeries on disadvantaged children.
Gene therapy update: Potent weapons against AIDS, cancer and more
August 11, 2016 | City of Hope
In the past year, leading-edge gene therapy – the process of fighting lethal illnesses by manipulating their mechanisms at the cellular level – has continued to take bold steps out of the laboratory and into the realm of potentially life-saving treatments.
Re-engineering stem cells to eradicate HIV in lifelong sufferer
April 19, 2016 | Letisia Marquez
Aaron Kim is the first HIV patient treated as part of a new City of Hope clinical trial that will determine if a patient’s own genetically engineered bone marrow cells can safely be used to treat HIV.
Breast cancer 2016: Dramatic advances create revolution in treatment
December 30, 2015 | By Veronique de Turenne
The evolution of breast cancer treatment has become a revolution thanks to precision medicine, improved screening, and a move to more refined surgical techniques. This momentum will continue in 2016 as advances such as immunotherapy, nipple-sparing surgery, and gene therapy continue to transform the field.
Liver cancer 2016: From immunotherapy to gene therapy and beyond
December 24, 2015 | Veronique de Turenne
By the end of 2016, treatment for liver cancer could look much different than it does now. Progress in the evolving field of immunotherapy and the emerging field of viral-based gene therapy herald a promising new era in the field of liver cancer.
Stem cell study could bring us closer to a “functional” HIV cure
December 1, 2015 | Abe Rosenberg
“We could see a functional cure for HIV in the next 5-10 years,” predicts John Zaia, M.D., a world-renowned genetic researcher and Director of the Center for Gene Therapy at City of Hope's Hematologic Malignancies and Stem Cell Transplantation Institute.
Cancer Insights: What I’ll be looking for in Chicago – an ASCO 2015 preview
May 27, 2015 | Sumanta Kumar Pal M.D.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is a U.S.-based organization that ties together oncology health care professionals (doctors, nurses and pharmacists) from around the world. The organization’s annual meeting represents a key forum in which scientific breakthroughs in oncology are unveiled.
Cancer research 2015: T cell immunotherapy, targeted drugs and more
January 1, 2015 | Tami Dennis
Every year, researchers make gains in the understanding of cancer, and physicians make gains in the treatment of cancer. As a result, every year, more cancer patients survive their disease. In 2015, cancer research will move forward in ways both high-profile and little-heralded.